Sunday, 15 November 2009

Funkytown - The Montreal Disco Era

Came across this very interesting radio documentary from CBC Canada about the Montreal disco scene.

Canada, and Montreal in particular, was a major contributor to disco music and this programme reflects on how Montreal's position as a cultural bridge between Europe and North America may have been the reason.

A few curious omissions, however (or perhaps there's a Part 2 planned?). So no mention of important artists like Gino Soccio and Lime here. But this seems more like an analysis of the earlier years, so perhaps there is more to come. There's certainly enough material to fill a second programme, as Canada was a major player in the retrenchment of disco after it fell out of mainstream favour around mid 1979, and continued to be an influence on the genre well into the 80s.

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